Monday, March 21, 2011

Good old newsprint

Finally got to draw on newsprint paper for the first time in about 3 years. The archival drawing paper are nice, but there is just something about newsprint that make the charcoal goes on very easily. One was done during 2 minute poses, the other was 5 minute poses. 15x24 newsprint with pastel pencil.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Super size my painting

Although I used to paint quite large for studies, after much attempt to make more time to work on the painting, the size have been gradually reduced over time. Now the size is so small I can hardly remember how it was possible to make much larger painting in the same or less amount of time. Yep, it is time to change that. This took roughly 1.5~2 hours on scrap wood.(16x25.5 inches) Still a lot of work ahead, but it does feel nice to waste large quantity of paint so quickly. Ironically, it seems like I actually wasted more time by painting small.